Welcome to Suunto at Coolshop
Sports watches, instruments and dive computers that have been tested in the world’s harshest conditions.
Suunto is the strongest and the toughest manufacturer of user-friendly watches for sport use, diving and all kinds of outdoor activities. The watches are made of the highest quality materials and they guarantee you a training buddy that has a little bit of everything. The watch is the perfect training partner for those who time their running, swimming, cycling, climbing or some other sports activity. With a sports watch from Suunto you are not only getting a training watch, but constant help in reaching new goals and improving results. Suunto has over the time won various prizes for their watches, and when you try a watch from Suunto, you won’t be going back. At Coolshop you will find a wide selection of fitness, pulse and sports watches for cheapest prices. The delivery cost is always included in the price. Check out our big and cheap assortment.
Suunto was created in Finland more than 80 years ago by the elite explorer and outdoor enthusiast Tuomas Vohlonen that invented the method for mass-producing pocket compasses. Since then Suunto has been in the lead with innovating and hand-made sports watches, different tools and dive computers of the highest quality. Suunto has been tested in world’s toughest environments with the harshest conditions and is therefore your go-to brand, if you are on the lookout for a compass, a dive computer or something of the sort. People have been exploring since the beginning of time. The only thing that has changed are the tools for exploration. Suunto is the standard-bearer for these tools. If you have a pioneer in you, you need to search at Suunto.
The whole story started in 1936. Tuomas Vohlonen got irritated by the lack of precision in the compasses of that time. The arrow in the compass jumped and danced, and he got lost in the harsh Finnish landscapes. Vohlonen sought help in his CV that shined with engineer education and started to research the production method of a liquid-filled compass with a long and more stable arrow, better reading and a whole new level of precision. Shortly after Tuomas Vohlonen got a patent on these liquid-filled compasses, and Suunto was born. The adventure-driven engineer had the brains for this, and it is this invention that was going to become the foundation of Suunto.
On the 30th of November 1939 Finland was attacked by Joseph Stalin and the Russian army. The Winter War threw an echo of fear and anguish through the Finnish landscapes. On top of a hill, behind bushes, a Finnish soldier, lieutenant Norrback, is trying to lower the pulse. The bullets are flying around him, while his ice cold fingers are clinging to the metal of the rifle. Suddenly, a big bang comes from the other side of the warzone. A Russian sniper has fired an accurate shot that hits lieutenant Norrback directly in the chest. He falls down and closes his eyes. When he looks down, he sees the bullet has penetrated his shirt, but there is no blood. The compass in his front pocket has stopped the bullet. Suunto saved Norrback’s life. Resilience, that has since been a trademark for the Finnish company, Suunto. The year after Suunto introduced a compact, liquid-filled compass that had the name m/40. This compass was given out to all artillery officers under the Second World War. The compass acted as a precision tool for measuring azimuth that calculates the direction of celestial objects, measured in degrees, along the horizon from north to east. Advanced – and the first of its kind.
In 1950’s Suunto launched the first series of compasses for the marine world. The first ever compass for sailing navigation was called K-12 and put for production in 1953. The compass was based on a bowl made of brass – a masterpiece of precision. At this time in history Suunto exported compasses to 50 countries over the world. 36 years later, in 1989, Suunto compasses for navigation had become a standard in many fleets. Moreover, Suunto compasses were integrated in all of the boats that compete in Whitbread Round the World – a race that is today owned by Volvo and takes participants around all of the world’s oceans.
In 1965 a British sport diver jumps into the water just like he did many times before – but this time he has attached a Suunto compass to his wrist. To his big surprise, compass still worked, and he contacted the producer Suunto. Thanks to this feedback, Tuomas Vohlonen began the production. Suunto introduced the world’s first diving compass shortly after. Some decades after Suunto was the world’s leading producer of dive computers and other tools. The first dive computer from Suunto, named Suunto SMV-ML, launched in 1987 and revolutionised sports. Earlier divers had to calculate the distance with some tables. Thanks to the computer, this sport became both easier and more fun, but also safer.
A decade later a revolutionising diving watch was launched by Suunto. The watch was compact and had the same size as a regular wrist watch. The name of it was Spyder, and it combined the performance of top-of-the-line diving watches with daily functions. This meant that one could explore the underwater and use the watch as normal. Some years later a new diving watch from Suunto launched – Hel02 dive computer hit the market and was the first watch that could be attached to a dive tank and show oxygen capacity. A dive computer specifically designed for divers that need to stay underwater longer to explore wrecks, caves – and their own limits.
Running is not just a form of exercise – it has many benefits. When you put on your running shoes and move out onto the winding paths of the landscape, you automatically get filled with energy. You lose some weight and get a better body. Your strength improves, and you are sleeping better at night. Creativity blooms in you. When you first start running, you will not want to stop. If you are already crazy about running – keep going! If you are in need of a little push, maybe you can be convinced with a running watch from Suunto.
All of our running and pulse watches from Suunto are GPS-based and continuously register your movement with a scary precision. During training you will receive information about speed, distance, tempo, pulse, time and much, much more. When you have finished training and fully deserve to sit down, with the most watches you can transfer your training history to your computer and/or smartphone – and have an overview of your routes, training calendar and much more. Most of the watches can show pulse, and some models can check your pulse directly from your wrist without the use of external tools. The pulse watch is a priceless instrument in your training optimisation.
It sounds big, when you call Suunto the world’s best multi-sports watch manufacturer, but it is accurate. The pulse watch Ambit3 is a good candidate for the title – it is exclusively designed and extremely well-functioning. The watch has a relatively big watch case with external GPS, which means that it catches the signal faster than other sports watches in this category. The supply of functions and data has no end thanks to the specially designed apps from Suunto that make it possible to download and design your own sports profile for the watch. With this watch you can, for example, see your speed in knots or slope gradient on the incline. Perfect for the professional cyclist. It is also genius and easy to use for multi-sports, and swimming functions work impeccably. The watch reacts quickly to input, and you will easily get used to the buttons and the exemplary easy operation.
Today Suunto is still based in Finland, where the biggest part of the watches and products are designed and hand-made with pride in a factory right outside Helsinki. Suunto’s purpose is to deliver tools to adventure-driven and sports enthusiasts that go out to explore and conquer new territories from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans – and everything in between.